The future of TAEUS®

TAEUS® will initially focus on tissue composition, quantifying fat in the liver to help clinicians identify a pervasive and costly disease.

But TAEUS®’ potential reaches far beyond just a single application.

In the future, we believe that TAEUS® will visualize tissue temperature and function, helping guide procedures that treat conditions such as cancer and atrial fibrillation, or help identify arterial plaque and internal bleeding.

Tissue composition

Tissue composition

Quantify fat vs. lean tissue to detect Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD).

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Tissue temperature

Tissue temperature

Display tissue temperature in real time, facilitating more precise application of heat or cold during energy-based surgery.

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What is TAEUS®?

Thermo-Acoustic Enhanced UltraSound will revolutionize what doctors can see and do at the patient bedside.

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“Bringing TAEUS®’ improved soft-tissue contrast capabilities to point-of-care ultrasound aligns extremely well with China’s efforts to provide effective, lower-cost health services to its 1.4 billion citizens by shifting care delivery from small urban hospitals to primary-care community clinics.”

— Jing Gao, M.D.

Deputy President, Dalian University International Institute of Medical Imaging, China
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Case study: Tissue temperature

Understanding tissue temperature is essential for guiding energy-based surgery, which relies on heat or cold to affect tissues in the treatment of cancer, cardiac arrhythmia and pain management.

The Problem

Today, clinicians typically use printed paper guidelines to estimate how much heat or cold will be deposited into tissues during energy-based surgery. That inaccuracy can lead to improperly administered therapy.

Cluster Electrode Tissue
Treatment Target

2.5 cm exposure, 12 minutes

Single Electrode Tissue
Treatment Target

2.0 cm exposure, 6 minutes

“Doctors aren't always sure where the [thermo-ablative] heat is going. They could hit a vessel or another heat-sink in the body and the academic models fall apart and treatment is ineffective.”

— Jonathan Rubin, M.D.

Head for Ultrasound & Abdominal Interventional Radiology, The University of Michigan

The solution

TAEUS® is being developed to enable clinicians to see tissue temperature change in real time on conventional ultrasound, removing the guesswork from this complicated procedure.

Thermo-ablative surgery is just one example of the healthcare challenges ENDRA is tackling. With enhancements to conventional ultrasound, we will plan to revolutionize what clinicians can see and do in real time.

The TAEUS® product is not yet approved for commercial sale.

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